Marc Goldstein: My father’s fight goes on

September 18, 2011

Maynard Goldstein speaking at "Songs for the Cause," on October 16th, 2010. Photo Len Tsou

Dear ALBA,

Thank you for your letter of May 25, 2011, acknowledging my father’s [Lincoln vet Maynard Goldstein, video here] bequest to ALBA. He would be pleased to know that the money will be used for specific programs and that these will be named after him.

Still, knowing my father as I do, I rather suspect that he would find this honor less important than the on-going mission of ALBA. In different terms, it is clear (certainly to me) that he could think of no organization more worthy of a bequest than one whose purpose is to keep alive the memory of those who put their lives on the line to confront and defeat fascism. But, this is not the end of it: the fight goes on; the enemy lives and grows in strength; the battle then is not only for the past, but for the present and future. And so, while gone, my father continues to fight for a better world and ALBA makes this possible.

Thank you.


Marc Goldstein